Each year at our Eisteddfod we offer numerous special awards, generously supported by our sponsors and donors. Learn more below.
Please visit our Awards Recipients page to view past winners.
Shoalhaven Eisteddfod presents a $25 book prize to all participating schools
Anna Pedersen Memorial Trophy
awarded to the winner of Section 122, Percussion Ensemble
The Mary Clarke Memorial Trophy
Awarded to the winner of Section 104 - Primary School Choral.
The Schools Encouragement Award and $1000
Presented to a Shoalhaven school demonstrating enthusiastic participation in the Eisteddfod.
Shoalhaven Arts Board Helen Ring Award
Presented to a School demonstrating, through its support for the Eisteddfod, commitment to excellence in the performing arts.
The Albatross Musical Theatre Company - Fred Watson Memorial Trophy
Section 244 Song in Costume
Eleanor Eade Memorial Award
Section 267 German Lieder
Junior Contemporary Championship
Section 252 - First Prize $250
Junior Vocal Championship
Section 206 - First Prize $250
Operatic Aria Contest
Section 271 - Total Prizemoney $4800
Music Shoalhaven's Delma Tuttlebee Award
Section 265 French or Italian Song
Samuel and Valarie Boyd Memorial Award
Section 269 Operatic, Concert or Sacred Aria
Speech & Drama
The Gareth Ward Shield for Public Speaking
Awarded to the winner of Section 660 with $100 Prize
The Kathleen Smith Memorial Trophy
Awarded to a competitor in the Bible Reading Sections
Nowra Players Theatre Senior Drama Award of $100
Awarded to an outstanding performance by a competitor aged 16 or younger
The Clefs 'n' Keys Music Award
$200 awarded to a promising brass player from Sections 462 or 464.
Don Dudgeon Memorial Award/Junior Piano Championship
First prize of $250 awarded to the winner of the Junior Piano Championship, Section 405
The Edna Walker Perpetual Trophy and $100
For the most promising Shoalhaven Pianist 14 years and under, performing in
Sections 404 to 406, 416 or 417
Gerringong Music Club's Gem Buck Memorial Award of $200
Awarded to a promising young violinist in Section 454
Music Shoalhaven's Regina Newman Memorial Award
Presented to the winner of Section 423 Romantic Piano Composition
The Patrons' Award for Outstanding Performance
Prize money of $200 presented to a competitor performing in Sections 452 to 466
Section 426 - total prize money $4800
Teen Piano Championship
Section 410 First Prize $500
The Anderson Shield
Awarded on a point score to the most successful dance studio competing in Troupe sections, encompassing all dance styles and age groups
Shoalhaven Dance Star of the Year
Prize money of $500 awarded to a talented Shoalhaven dancer aged 18 or younger, performing in at least two sections of which one must be Classical Ballet
Shoalhaven Arts Board Medallion
Presented to a Shoalhaven Resident, under the age of 24 years, who is an emerging young talent.
The Gilmore Award of $500
Presented to a resident of Gilmore electorate whose involvement in the Eisteddfod demonstrates their commitment and talent.
Rotary Club of Nowra Lindsay Fowler Music Scholarship of $750
Awarded to a Shoalhaven resident 18 years or younger competing in Vocal or Instrumental sections.